Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Spotlight 20. Yorkshire

Books set in Yorkshire

From the moors to the dales, major cities to stunning coastline, Yorkshire has a lot to offer authors looking for inspirational settings.  Check out this list of children's books set in the county, and this list of books for adults.  Including some old classics and contemporary fiction.

Pride, Politics and Plums:  The History of the Yorkshire Pudding

Check out this article and and take an in-depth look at the history of Yorkshire's iconic Sunday staple, as revealed by a Belgian...

Read the article

And for the biggest and best Yorkshire Puddings (sorry Gran...), take a look at Yorkshire chef James Martin's recipe on the BBC Good Food website.

Kes: in search of the locations from Ken Loach’s classic

In 1969, Ken Loach made British film history with his classic tale of a boy and his kestrel. Half a century later, tracking down the Kes locations needs eyes like a hawk…

In this article, the British Film Institute take a look.

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Alan Bennett - Reads from Keeping On, Keeping On

Yorkshire born playwright, diarist, screenwriter, essayist and short-story author, Alan Bennett has beguiled audiences for more than 50 years since he first became an unlikely comedy star in Beyond the Fringe. His latest volume of diaries, Keeping On Keeping On, covers 10 years from 2005-2015 – a decade in which he premiered four shows at the National Theatre, published a bestselling novella and released film adaptations of The History Boys and The Lady in the Van.

Listen to the podcast

Exploring Yorkshire Dialect

Established in 1897, the Yorkshire Dialect Society is the oldest surviving of its kind in the world.  Take a look at the website and listen to recordings, discover the origins of place names and test your knowledge.

Visit the Yorkshire Dialect Society website

Creativity during Corona - Yorkshire

Today Claire is celebrating one of her favourite Yorkshire poets, Ted Hughes, sharing an evocative poem with stunning language that explores the forces of nature.

Read the poem

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Love Sheffield, Luv - Writing Competition

Open until the 31st of July and with three age categories and great prizes, why not take part yourself and write about the things you really love about our home city.

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